Wearing do-it-yourself costumes for Trick or Treat is a nice way to let kids experience a wholesome fun during Halloween season. With little creativity and imagination, you can make your kid’s Halloween costume look just as scary for a very reasonable amount. Most costumes, especially for kids, can be made with real clothes that can later be worn everyday. You can find in big retailers with plenty of solid-colored shirts and tights. These are perfect for many costumes that can be worn again and again.
If you really want an authentic look for your costume, you may budget to purchase a few key accessories that will really bring a good look. You can use cheap materials or look for sales. Now that you know how to generally save money on Halloween costumes, look at some DIY ideas for some of the year’s most popular costume ideas for princesses, animals, Spiderman, and superheroes.
If you have basic sewing skills, you can make a princess peasant dress in your girl’s favorite colors for an easy project. Made from sturdy cotton fabric with an easy-over neckline, this Halloween costume could become a favorite dress for several years. Add some super-cheap tulle for a matching no-new tutu and a homemade headband tiara and princess wand, and you’re ready to go. Want to turn your princess into a fairy princess? Try some DIY fairy wings. For animal costumes – they are ridiculously easy to make using real clothes. A black shirt and tights turns into a black cat costume, and a hoodie can easily morph into a dinosaur. Start by just about any animal costume based on real clothes that can be worn again and again.
Spider-Man can be a great Halloween costume for kids. Start it with long underwear or tights and a fitted top-red on top and blue on bottom. Use permanent markers or puff paints to paint on the Spider-Man logo. Create a freezer paper stencil of the logo for a more crisp Spider-Man design. Since superheroes need masks, you could also use face paint to put Spider-Man’s mask on your kid temporarily. For reusable mask, use cheap and easy-to-sew fabric.
Superheroes costumes are great for kids and can be real easy to make. Pick up a men’s T-shirt from the thrift store, and easily turn it into a custom superhero cape with felt. Pair a cape with a long-sleeved shirt and tights or long underwear, and you’re good to go. Use felt to put the superhero’s logo on the chest of the shirt. If you want to add a little extra something to the superhero costume, add some glam for your favorite superboy. A superhero mask is a must-have for this costume. With some basic sewing skills, you can even make cheap shoe covers so your superhero is properly shod.
Halloween costumes for Trick or Treat don’t have to cost you a fortune. Even if you’re not a sewer, you can easily come up with an affordable do-it-yourself Halloween costume.
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